Mitigating Pediatric Patient Misidentification

Center for Social Design / Baltimore, Md. / September 2017
with the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute

Collaborating with the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute, the Social Design graduate candidates took a week-long dive into patient safety in Johns Hopkins Hospital’s pediatric units.

The twelve of us (three teams of four) observed the various pediatric units, including the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), Pediatric Emergency Room, and the Pediatric Care and Clinical Research Unit.

We had a brief information session of the issue of patient safety and what that currently looks like at Johns Hopkins and we spoke with nurses to learn about how they work best, their own experiences with patient safety and patient misidentification, and what their day-to-day looks like at the hospital.

Date: 2017